Safe Work Australia has released its national work-related fatality and workers compensation claims data. It reports 183 workplace fatalities in 2019, up from 144 in 2018.
On 13 October, a worker died and two others were injured, following the collapse of a glass roof structure at Curtin University. WorkSafe WA and WA Police are investigating.
Maximum penalties have been imposed against a Victorian road maintenance company and its director, after a truck crash that claimed the life of a young worker.
As we brace for the 2020/21 bushfire season, researchers estimate that the smoke-related health impacts of the 2019/20 season have cost the country $1.95 billion.
Until 6 November, NSW workplaces are encouraged to give feedback via an online engagement tool. The feedback will inform policy making and mental health strategy.
Following a rise in quad-bike related deaths in 2020, a new mandatory safety standard for quad bikes will come into effect across Australia from 11 October.
Aligned with the national theme, WorkSafe Victoria's 'Health and Safety Month' offers webinars to guide workplaces through COVID-19, with an emphasis on mental health.
Australian researchers have developed a free national resource to help aged-care providers ensure they are prepared for fires, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.
SafeWork NSW has accepted all 11 recommendations of an August 2020 report released by the NSW Ombudsman investigating a complaint by Blue Mountains City Council.
Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been fined $3.6 million over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy that claimed the lives of four people.
October is National Safe Work Month, and in the lead-up Safe Work Australia has published a range of resources to help employers, duty holders and WHS representatives prepare.
A construction company has been charged with breaching work health and safety laws, after a bricklayer suffered severe injuries following a seven-metre fall.
The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry public hearings into the accident at Grosvenor Mine will be postponed until 2021, and its report released in two parts.
As COVID-19 aggravates problems with alcohol abuse, Flinders University survey research reveals that support workers in the area are facing significant pressure.
With families under strain amid COVID-19, Victorians who work in service roles can now receive critical training to help them identify and respond to family violence.